LifeSciences BC is governed by a Board of Directors, whose members represent British Columbia’s biopharmaceutical, biotechnology, medical devices, digital health and greater life sciences community. Our board provides guidance, sets policy and ensures that the organization operates effectively in achieving its mandate, which is to foster the economic development of B.C.’s life sciences industry.
Chair – Scott Phillips – Founder & CEO, Starfish Medical Inc.
Vice Chair – Ali Ardakani – Founder & Managing Director, Novateur Ventures Inc.
Past Chair – Nancy Harrison – Venture Partner, Amplitude Venture
Treasurer – Rajveer Hundal – Partner, PwC
Jennifer Cudlipp – Senior Vice President – British Columbia and President, Excelleris Technologies, LifeLabs Medical Laboratory Services
Dr. Pieter Cullis – Professor, Inventor, Co-Founder
Dr. Ester Falconer – Head, R&D, AbCellera
Dr. Lana Janes – Venture Partner, adMare BioInnovations
David Helliwell– Co-Founder & CEO, Thrive Health
Dr. David Llewellyn – Senior Vice President, Business Operations, STEMCELL Technologies
Michael R. Martin – COO & Head, Global Business Development, Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
Peter Simpson – Life Sciences Sector Consultant, Third Quarter Consulting
Anne Stevens – Head, Business Partnering, AbCellera
Dr. Pascal Spothelfer – President & CEO, Genome BC
Dr. Gavin Stuart – Vice Provost Health, Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia
Dr. James Taylor – CEO & Co-Founder, Precision Nanosystems Inc.
Observers to the Board
Joseph Garcia – Partner, Blake, Cassels & Graydon LLP
Hector MacKay-Dunn, J.D. Q.C. – Senior Partner, Farris, Vaughan, Wills & Murphy LLP
Roger Kuypers – Partner, Fasken, Martineau, DuMoulin LLP